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Offline BiKenG

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Re: Interesting set up
Reply #16 on: April 27, 2020, 12:03:26 PM
*Originally Posted by jboy4703 [+]
Ken, I'm curious if you got any further with the vfr 800 front wheel idea ? Another possibility might be the vfr 800X wheel

I've not, no. The 800X I think shares the wheels with the road going model (F?). Be interesting to find out if they could be used.

Honda should have used wider wheel rims and so less desire to change wheels.
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Re: Interesting set up
Reply #17 on: April 27, 2020, 03:59:24 PM
Thank you sir, you're probably right about the x wheel. I'll update if I complete this project. I love my CT, and don't really think it needs improving, but sometimes ya just need a project

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Re: Interesting set up
Reply #18 on: May 22, 2020, 08:40:26 PM
I do not understand the language below, I will send picture if i find it

Technische Daten:
Felge vorne:   CB1300 modifiziert
ABS Ring vorne:   CB1300 modifiziert
Felge hinten:   von der VFR1200F
Bremsscheiben vorne:   Sonderanfertigung ABM
Kotflügel vorne:   CB1000R leicht modifiziert
Gabelfedern vorne:   Wilbers
Bereifung vorne:   Bridgestone BT016 Pro 120/70/17
Bereifung hinten:   Bridgestone BT016 Pro 190/55/17

Follow your front wheel

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Re: Interesting set up
Reply #19 on: May 22, 2020, 09:58:58 PM
*Originally Posted by GA VFR [+]
I do not understand the language below, I will send picture if i find it

Technische Daten:
Felge vorne:   CB1300 modifiziert
ABS Ring vorne:   CB1300 modifiziert
Felge hinten:   von der VFR1200F
Bremsscheiben vorne:   Sonderanfertigung ABM
Kotflügel vorne:   CB1000R leicht modifiziert
Gabelfedern vorne:   Wilbers
Bereifung vorne:   Bridgestone BT016 Pro 120/70/17
Bereifung hinten:   Bridgestone BT016 Pro 190/55/17
One page back you will find this:
*Originally Posted by BiKenG [+]
Some very interesting work on that CT:-

Technical specifications:
Front rim:   modified CB1300
ABS ring front:   modified CB1300
Rear rim:   of the VFR1200F
Front brake disc:   Special production ABM
Front fender:   CB1000R slightly modified
Fork springs Front:   Wilbers
Front Tires:   Bridgestone BT016 Pro 120/70/17
Rear Tires:   Bridgestone BT016 Pro 190/55/17

The issues are:-
Fork width is 204 compared to most large Hondas at 214. Exceptions are the CBR1000RR and the 600s (and others no doubt). When the narrower width is used, the reduction is usually shared by a narrower wheel and flatter discs.
Disc diameter is 310, but most large Hondas are 320. Axial mount calipers of the CT prevent easy change of disc diameter.
VFR1200 uses 5 bolt discs.

I've long been thinking about a 17" front wheel. Since the obvious rear is the VFR1200F wheel, I would prefer to use the matching front. I suspect overall width could be accommodated with suitable spacers which would leave just the disc issue. However, the new VFR800 front wheel is a very good match to the VFR1200F rear and I'm pretty sure it also has the narrower forks and hence the front wheel is probably narrower and with flatter (310mm) discs. Maybe the answer is simply to use the latest VFR800F front wheel and discs. That may fit in quite easily, but I've not checked the wheel and or disc width yet.

This is of course all speculation at the moment, but it is something I intend to try. I very much like the look of the CT with better sized road wheels and tyres. And I have a use for the CT rims elsewhere, so it would be a win win for me.  :002:

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Re: Interesting set up
Reply #20 on: May 22, 2020, 10:44:57 PM
That's correct, I did not remember where I saw it

https://images.crosstourer.com/Wheels-for-VFR-12-X.md.png



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